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GREEN LAKE MAGAZINE VOL. 41 ©2021 TOWNS & ASSOCIATES, INC. PUBLISHER Amy S. Johnson ajohnson@greenlakemagazine.com EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Amy S. Johnson LEAD DESIGNER Linda Walker SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR Amy S. Johnson SALES COORDINATOR Jacklyn Ewerdt SENIOR COPY EDITOR Kyle Jacobson COPY EDITOR Krystle Naab DESIGNERS Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Barbara Wilson ADMINISTRATION Debora Knutson COVER DESIGN Robin Wallenfang CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Jaye Alderson, Jean Cornelius, Thomas L. Eddy, Jennifer Fjelsted, From the Land, Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Kyle Jacobson, Marcella Jones, Deb Mackenzie, Mapes Hotel, Markesan Area Chamber of Commerce, Montello Area Chamber of Commerce, Alyssa Paulsen, Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Ripon Chamber of Commerce, Barry Rogers, Thrasher Opera House ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS Clearview Productions, Jean Cornelius, The Fried Egg/The Golf Courses of Lawsonia, From the Land, Green Lake Area Animal Shelter, Green Lake Festival of Music, Green Lake Greenways, Gary Hannabarger, International Crane Foundation, Marcella Jones, Kelly Kernen, Mapes Hotel, Matthew Falz Photography, Ben Mott, Ripon Chamber of Commerce, Ripon College, Chris Scott, Crea Stellmacher, Grant Stellmacher, Thrasher Opera House, Robin Wallenfang, Barbara Wilson ADDITIONAL COPIES Green Lake Magazine 2021 is available free at select businesses. If you would like a copy sent to you, please send mailing information along with $4 for each magazine to Green Lake Magazine, c/o Towns & Associates, Inc., PO Box 174, Baraboo, WI 53913-0174. TO ADVERTISE To place an advertisement in this publication, please call (920) 291-5005 or email jewerdt@greenlakemagazine.com. COMMENTS We welcome your questions and comments. Please submit to Green Lake Magazine, c/o Towns & Associates, Inc., PO Box 174, Baraboo, WI 53913-0174 or email ajohnson@greenlakemagazine.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without prior written permission by Green Lake Magazine.

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AREA POLL FAVORITES BIG GREEN LAKE BIKING BIKING TRAILS MAP CALENDAR OF EVENTS CONCERTS IN THE PARK COVER ARTIST: ROBIN WALLENFANG DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS FROM THE LAND GOLF GOVERNOR EVERS WELCOME GREEN LAKE GREEN LAKE AREA ANIMAL SHELTER GREEN LAKE ASSOCIATION GREEN LAKE CONFERENCE CENTER GREEN LAKE CONSERVANCY GREEN LAKE FESTIVAL OF MUSIC GREEN LAKE FINE ART SHOW GREEN LAKE FISH CHART HARVEST FEST MAPES HOTEL MAPS OF THE AREA MARKESAN MONTELLO PRINCETON RIPON RIPON COLLEGE THRASHER OPERA HOUSE WHOOPING CRANE FESTIVAL WISCONSIN STATE CHILI COOK-OFF


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2021

Calendar of Events MAY

SEPTEMBER

30 Green Lake—Memorial Day

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Parade and Program

State Chili Cook-off

11 Princeton—Whooping Crane

JUNE

& Nature Festival

18 Ripon—Green Lake Area

3-6 Montello—Cog County Faire 5 Green Lake—Green Lake

100 Bike Ride 5 Green Lake—Town Square Community Center Open House 6 Ripon—Trinity Bike Rodeo 7 Green Lake—Drivin’ Fore the Club Annual Golf Outing 12 Montello—Dairylicious Day 19 Green Lake— Angler/Young Angler Bass Fishing Tournament 19 Green Lake—Green Lake Association Annual Meeting 19 Montello—Green Bay Packer Gilbert Brown Car Show

JULY

Animal Shelter Dog Walk

Photo by Grant Stellmacher

Pond by Town Square

Day Celebration 8-11 Montello—Marquette County Fair 31 Green Lake—Pewaukee Lake Ski Show at Hattie Sherwood Beach

AUGUST

2 Green Lake—Town Square

Community Center Golf Outing 6-9 Green Lake—Green Lake County Fair 7 Green Lake—Green Lake Association Gala 14 Green Lake—Paint the Town Red 5K Run/Walk 14-15 Green Lake—Fine Art Show 21 Green Lake—Green Lake Association Land & Lake Family Field Day Dates subject to change—please call ahead to confirm.

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Food Festival

1 6-17 Green Lake—From the Land at the Toll/Londowski Farm

21 Green Lake—Town Square Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 31 Green Lake— Trick-or-Treating

NOVEMBER

Photo by Barbara Wilson

3 Green Lake—Party on the 4 Green Lake—Independence

18 Ripon—Septemberfest 2 5-26 Green Lake—Harvest Fest OCTOBER 9 Green Lake—Craft Beer &

Ongoing Events Green Lake

Green Lake Festival of Music (920) 748-9398 greenlakefestival.org Green Lake

Thrasher Opera House (920) 294-4279 thrasheroperahouse.com

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Cheer Here Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa 26 Princeton—Holiday Bounty Craft Faire 26-28 Princeton—Christmas in Princeton

DECEMBER

3-5 Ripon—Dickens of a Christmas

1 0-11 Green Lake—Green Lake

Conference Center—Cody Clauson Trio Christmas Music & Dinner Show

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Flea Market Saturdays, April 24–October 16 Green Lake

Summer Market at Town Square Saturdays in May–September Green Lake

Concerts in the Park Wednesdays at Deacon Mills Park June 9–August 11 Photo provided by Ripon Chamber of Commerce


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Welcome FROM THE GOVERNOR

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t is my pleasure to welcome you to Green Lake, an area that serves up the best of our state with friendly faces and activities visitors of all ages can enjoy any time of the year.

Experience our state’s deepest natural inland lake year-round with boating, swimming, fishing, and waterskiing in warm months or with ice skating, fishing, and even ice boating when it’s colder. Explore on land with hiking, biking, and camping or get a whole new perspective from the sky with a hot-air balloon ride. If you’d rather keep your feet on the ground, take in the many dining and shopping experiences the Green Lake area has to offer by visiting one of the area’s family-owned businesses or attending one of the many annual festivals that fill the streets and parks. With endless activities both indoor and out, your trip to Green Lake is sure to be a memorable one. As the Green Lake area exemplifies with Midwestern hospitality, abundant business opportunities, and the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, Wisconsin is not only a great place to visit, but a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

Once again, welcome to Green Lake! We hope you enjoy your stay and visit again soon. Sincerely,

Photograph by Grant Stellmacher

Tony Evers Governor

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Lake life can be relaxing and great exercise all at the same time. Cruising across the lake can be enjoyed by every age. There is something truly magical that happens when you’re on the water. So come be a part of that magic.

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Escape to the DEEPEST NATURAL INLAND LAKE in Wisconsin.

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isiting Green Lake, with miles of shoreline, stunning sunsets, events, and activities year-round, easily becomes visiting the good life. Your entire family will always have something to enjoy!

There are many need-to-see sights that you will find in the area when it comes to hiking and biking. Enjoy a breathtaking view after hiking up 121 steps to the top of the Judson Tower, located in the Green Lake Conference Center.

Escape to the deepest natural inland lake in Wisconsin. Green Lake offers hours of experiences, from looping the lake on your bike, wake surfing, and fishing to enjoying a sunset cruise around the lake on the Escapade.

Excite your senses by diving into a wood-fired pizza at a local winery, or get together with some friends to try some microbrews. If you would rather fill up at a local coffee or ice cream shop or dine at a water-view restaurant,

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“With so much to enjoy in Green Lake, it’s a need-to-go vacation spot!”

Photograph by Crea Stellmacher

entertainment in September. Once the autumn colors are gone and snow begins to fall, sledding at Zobel Park, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and ice skating become popular activities for all to enjoy. Photograph by Crea Stellmacher

we have plenty of options for you to choose from! Along with many places to visit, there are also many events throughout the year to enjoy. During the summer, you can find live entertainment weekly. Enjoy Concerts in the Park every Wednesday, featuring bands of all genres. Stop by Town Square Tap for a cold brew and enjoy live music on the weekends overlooking the Mill Pond on Town Square’s terrace. The historic Thrasher Opera House provides an array of entertainment, including live music, comedy, and theatre. Green Lake also has a weekly farmer’s market with colorful and flavor-packed foods! While the weather is still warm, the “best little fair around” comes to

town in August. And once it begins to cool down in September, Green Lake becomes home to the Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off. As the leaves begin to drop, Harvest Fest arrives—a festival all about handmade crafts and live

With so much to enjoy, Green Lake is a destination that you must put on your bucket list! You will also find plenty of smiling faces around town to welcome you to the good life. For help planning your next visit, go to visitgreenlake.com or contact the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Provided by the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

Plan your next outdoor getaway www.visitgreenlake.com

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BIG

Green Lake HELPFUL WEBSITES

Fishing Licenses: gowild.wi.gov Fishing Seasons: dnr.wi.gov/topic/fishing /seasons/index.html Parks & Boat Launches: visitgreenlake.com /things-to-do/parks Tourist and Event Information: visitgreenlake.com

BY KYLE JACOBSON

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akes are Wisconsin’s mountains. They’re the hearts of their ecosystems and the focal points of surrounding communities. Growing up on a lake defines a person in all aspects of their life, from the things they learn and the way they have fun to a deeper appreciation of the reciprocal exchanges between humankind and the environment. Everyone who grows up on Big Green Lake owes a part of themselves to the lake. And everyone who visits aims to find that connection for themselves. It starts at the beaches, where a family of four looks to relax on a sunny day and, later, a couple of teenagers lose themselves under the blue moonlight. Whether at Hattie Sherwood Beach, Dodge Memorial County Park, or Sunset Park, it doesn’t take a yacht or a fishing pole to make your own fun in the water. That said, if you’re the sailing type, then by all means yacht the day away. Big Green has 7,346 acres to explore. If yachting isn’t your thing, consider the easygoing kayak or the breakneck action of a speedboat. There’s waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing to be had.

GREEN LAKE FISH CHART WHO THEY ARE | WHERE THEY ARE | WHEN | TOP BAIT

LAKE TROUT Late May through mid-July, shallower water early, 40–60’. 100–140’ later. Small spoons, small shiners. WALLEYE Ice out until early May, fish shorelines. Last week in June until mid-July, fish weed beds. Early August through autumn, 25–50’ on hard-bottom drop-offs.

WHITE BASS NORTHERN BASS PANFISH

Night crawlers, leeches. Early May, fish shoreline on windy days, lake surface on calm days. July 10 through mid-September, troll spinners with small minnows, surface down to 40’. First three weeks of June, troll the weed beds. Large spinners, crank baits. July, fish in 25–40’ of water on the drop-offs. Large chubs, suckers. Early May, work the shorelines. Warmer weather, fish the rock piles 15–20’. Spinner baits, tubes, crawlers, leeches. Late April through early May, fish the shorelines, the bays, and by the dam. Late July, fish the cribs. Waxworms, small worms (garden or angle).

ICE FISHING CISCO TROUT NORTHERN WALLEYE PANFISH

Early December, cisco are spawning and can be caught in 40–60’ of water on rocky shoals, or through winter with jigs and glow spoons. Late December through March. Small shiners. Fish in 12–18’ of water near big weed beds. Big shiners on tip-ups. Fish near big weed beds 8–12’ of water, or in water up to 30’. Small shiners, jigs, small spoons. Plentiful in shallow water. Fish 30–40’ for larger fish. Small grubs, plastics.

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And if fishing is more your style, Big Green Lake provides some lunkers. Walleye and northern pike, lake trout, bass, and panfish roam somewhere in the 237-footdeep lake (Check out the Green Lake Fish Chart for specifics). It’s not always straightforward, but they say the worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work. Then again, humorist Don Marquis said, “Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes.” I wonder if that applies to ice fishing, also a prominent part of Green Lake culture. Wisconsin winters often transform Big Green Lake into a glistening wonderland. The snow-rimmed glass of lake ice provides opportunity for ice boating, where wind-powered sleds sail across the surface like greased otters on polished hardwood, often achieving speeds over 50 miles per hour—the sleds, not the otters. Or if you prefer things at a slower pace, there’s ice skating at Deacon Mills Wharf. Here, children try to figure out the difference between walking and skating in stiff-legged waddles occasionally leading to awkward falls. Their parents then rush over to help them up and encourage them to try again. All the while, couples glide along, hand in hand, taking turns stealing kisses from one another. Whimsical for some, dynamic for others, all mixed with awe, Big Green Lake has a prevailing sense of romanticism about it that’s often captured in the wind drawing its voice out across the water. Though lake life doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, its appeal is universal. I’ve heard it called the good life, but there’s much more to it than that. There’s an inspiration to do something intimate and discover what in life matters most to you. A lake isn’t a mirror, it’s a crystal ball, and we all know ourselves better after looking into it. Kyle Jacobson is a writer and senior copy editor for Green Lake Magazine. GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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GREEN LAKE

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Most concerts will again be free to attend, removing any economic barriers. The Festival relies on donations from their patrons, so audience members are asked to give what they’re able to. Many events will also be livestreamed to allow for smaller audiences.

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The Green Lake Festival is excited to be able to present live events again in 2021, having cancelled the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Festival, under the new leadership of Executive and Artistic Director Sam Handley, is taking every precaution, including social distancing, frequent hand washing, and either proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the previous 72 hours or proof of a vaccine in order for musicians to participate. Audiences will be smaller and distanced, with temperature checks and masks required for all performers and audience members.


“2021 will be a return to another exciting season of music.”

• • • • • The Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society will open the season June 11 at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake. • • • • • Concert pianist Chaeyoung Park, winner of the 2019 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, will be in full recital on June 15. • • • • • The Composer Residency, featuring conductor John C. Hughes with composer Morten Lauridsen, will take place at Ripon College from June 24 to 27 and feature two world premieres. • • • • • Additional featured performers will include acclaimed pianist Paula Fan, Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone Nicholas Miguel, and Grammywinning soprano Sarah Brailey. • • • • • The Spektral Quartet, named Chicagoans of the Year in 2018 by the Chicago Tribune, will perform June 30 at First Congregational Church in Ripon. They will also do engagement concerts the following day at the Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake and Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh.

The Chamber Music Institute has been changed for this year to include faculty members in residence. They will be rehearsing and performing two concerts, one at the historic Boston Barn and one in Demmer Recital Hall at Ripon College. The Cabaret Gala will honor the Festival’s founder, Doug Morris, who passed away this past year. It will feature baritone Will Liverman, and will take place at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake. The Caestecker Family Concerts will round out the season with the

aforementioned Spektral Quartet at the Caestecker Public Library; the Third Wind Brass Quintet also performing at the Caestecker Public Library; and the Paul Dietrich Jazz Ensemble, an 18-piece band that will end the season at the Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake. Deb MacKenzie is the administrator at Green Lake Festival of Music, and adjunct professor of piano at Ripon College. Photographs provided by Green Lake Festival of Music.

• • • • • Wisconsin Symphonic Winds will perform a program of patriotic music on July 4 on the Ripon College Commencement Lawn, featuring an outdoor barbeque. GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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The addicting FOUR COURSES OF GOLF in Green Lake BY KYLE JACOBSON

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olf is a game of risk and reward, a game once banned in 1457 for being a distraction from archery, and a test of patience—because who wouldn’t use tiger-sized litter boxes to defend a pint-sized hole? It’s my favorite bar sport that’s not technically a bar sport. Whether played at a highly competitive level or enjoyed while hanging out with friends and drinks, you’ll find the Green Lake area offers courses you’ll want to play over and over again.

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THE GOLF COURSES OF LAWSONIA

Renowned for its challenging Links course and adored for its scenic Woodlands course, Lawsonia has a proven legacy over its 90 years of existence. The Links course holds true to its name with firm and fast-playing surfaces. Golfers find that in links-style courses they have to play the terrain more than they’re used to because their shot will run out much farther. Aiming in front of the green is often preferable, and a slight dogleg can lead to a rough shot. The Woodlands course boasts the type of golf Midwesterners are used to. Shots through trees, around water, and over the hills we go. It’s the right mix of fun and challenge with a lot of opportunities for those shots that make you want to play one more round.


of Lawsonia

The Golf Courses of Lawsonia in Green Lake Conference Center W2615 Valley View Drive Green Lake (920) 294-3320 lawsonia.com

Pub & Restaurant Located at The Golf Courses of Lawsonia

Mascoutin Golf Club W1635 County Trunk A Berlin (920) 361-2360 mascoutingolf.com

Tuscumbia Golf Course 680 Illinois Avenue Green Lake (920) 294-3381 tuscumbia.net

Sondalles White Lake Country Club W1680 Country Club Drive Montello (608) 297-2255

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MASCOUTIN GOLF CLUB

Three nine-hole courses make up what some consider Wisconsin’s bestkept secret. With ever-immaculate maintenance, Mascoutin’s courses are fast and true. You’ll find memorable holes, like the 8th on the Blue Course, and plenty of birdie opportunities. The Club is also noted for its outings and junior programs.

Cozy and stylish pub serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the summer, including the state's best Friday Fish Fry! Featuring beautiful views of the golf course from our outdoor patio. Wedding and banquet services available. Open Daily 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM, April - October W2615 Valley View Drive, Green Lake, WI 54941 Phone: (920) 294-3805 www.LAWSONIA.com/LANGFORDS

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TUSCUMBIA GOLF COURSE

Touted as Wisconsin’s oldest course, Tuscumbia Golf Course offers history and great play for the entire family. There’s the traditional 18-hole course, featuring tight fairways and small greens, and the Family Links 9-hole, par-3 course, great for golfers young and old—not to mention a convenient way to get in a quick round.

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SONDALLES WHITE LAKE COUNTRY CLUB

Hills, woods, and ponds stand in your way to what some golfers consider the fastest greens around. The Sondalles White Lake course is challenging for any skill level, making a birdie or par that much more rewarding. Worst case scenario, some free-roaming peacocks should take the edge off a double-bogey kind of day. Kyle Jacobson is a copy editor and staff writer for Green Lake Magazine.

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Concerts

The series takes place each Wednesday from June 9 to August 11 in Deacon Mills Park.

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verlooking Green Lake in a venue like no other, this free concert series takes place at Deacon Mills Park! The Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to bring your family, friends, chairs, and blankets and relax by the water while enjoying live music and a cold beverage! The series takes place each Wednesday from June 9 to August 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The University of Wisconsin Marching Band will also be performing on Family Fun Night, taking place on Wednesday, July 14. This is a fan favorite that your whole family will enjoy! Concerts in the Park features musical talents performing a variety of genres, including jazz, blues, rock, oldies, polka, country, and more! New this year, cold beverages and Green Lake merchandise will be sold from the mobile Chamber shack! Area restaurants will also add to the event by vending their local favorite tastes and treats during the concert; there will be something for all to enjoy!

Photograph by Barbara Wilson

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Be sure to put on your dancing shoes, as you never know when you will get the urge to dance along to some of your favorite music! For more information regarding the schedule of bands, go to visitgreenlake.com or call the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 294-3231.


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bike life

NO CAR?

In Green Lake? No biggie. How is that possible you might ask; it’s as easy as grabbing a bike. You can visit Green Lake bike repair station for all your needs including tire fill and repair. Check out the map on page 23 of the many bike trails to choose from. So get out and enjoy all the scenic views and grab a bite to eat along the way.

Exploring Green Lake BY BIKE BY BARRY ROGERS

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bundant in beauty, history, and culture, the Green Lake area is best explored by bicycle. Green Lake has 18 miles of paved and compacted-gravel bicycle paths and endless miles of rolling, low-volume, scenic town roads. The published bicycle paths and routes assure that you can sample Green Lake in two hours, but to see the best will take a week. Many visitors ask their hosts, where should we ride tomorrow? The answer is, how many tomorrows do you have?

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Loop the Lake is the most popular route. It’s 23 miles long and generally follows the lakeshore. There are beautiful views of the lake through landscaped and wooded lots. You can get down to the shoreline at the many public landings, parks, and conservancy properties. You’ll be tempted to get off your bike and dabble your toes in the refreshingly cool waters, but for the most part, simply sit and watch sailboats racing and children whooping it up on colorful tubes towed by all manner of boats and pontoons filled with


friends basking in the sun. At Tichora natural area, you can walk the trails to sandstone cliffs sliding into Green Lake and then visit a small spring-fed lake a few hundred yards away. In the fall, all the maple trees arching over Sandstone Avenue create a tunnel of gold, red, and orange, becoming the most photographed and painted stretch of Green Lake. But to sample the best of the Green Lake area, get the family out on Lauree’s Trail. This is part of the longest and most beautiful nonmotorized recreation trail in the region. This trail is really an interconnected system of paved and compacted-gravel trails connecting the communities of Green Lake, Ripon, Rush Lake, and Berlin. The historic main street restaurants and shops of each community are easily accessed from the trailheads. The trail is paved and extends from the Green Lake Conference Center through Green Lake to the Northwestern Trail in Ripon, a total of 7.6 miles. The section of Lauree’s Trail east of Green Lake is only twothirds finished. Park at Fortify Bank at the northeast corner of State Highway 23/49 and County Highway A. After riding about a mile east on the newly finished section of Lauree’s Trail, there’s a delightful 2.5-mile detour around the unfinished middle section of the trail. Head north on Forest Ridge Road to Brooklyn J Road and then east to the finished terminus of the trail. The Northwestern Trail is then accessed 300 yards north of this point on County

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we ride tomorrow? The answer is, how many tomorrows do you have? Highway PP. The Northwestern Trail is a shaded compacted-gravel trail that invites riders and walkers alike to get out and be active. It ends at the Ripon Public Library, just a couple of blocks north of Ripon’s historic downtown. Whether you are into boutique shops, hunger for the world’s best roast beef served up with the best local beer, want some Texas barbecue, or just want a great ice cream cone, bike-friendly Watson Street is well worth the detour.

county snowmobile system. Be on the lookout for the family winery around mile 3; it’s hard to pass up enjoying the fruits of their labor. The rest of the trail is a mecca for birders. It passes along and through several state-protected wildlife areas and wetlands. Rush Lake is the largest prairie pothole east of the Mississippi and a vital waterfowl habitat. The trail also crosses Koro

The City of Ripon has marked lowvolume city streets with signs to get riders out to the Mascoutin Valley State Trail. This 11-mile compacted-gravel trail is truly a multiuse trail. Bikers, joggers, horseback riders, and dog walkers have used this trail for years. In the winter, it’s a vital part of a three-

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Prairie and the Berlin Fen State Natural Area. Benches are conveniently placed for viewing nesting sandhill cranes and territorial geese patrolling their areas.

Devil’s Lake State Park

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The trail terminates on the south side of Berlin. Follow city streets along the banks of the Fox River to get to the old Berlin Lock and Dam, or visit downtown and then head north on River Street to the beautiful Riverside Park. There’s a plaque in the park telling the history of Berlin. Not told is why the railroad stopped here and never crossed the river. You’ll have to visit the historical society to learn that answer. Berlin and the Fox River were historically important to the Ho-Chunk (also called the Winnebago) and other nations as they travelled their territory between Green Bay and Portage. Father Marquette described a large village of several thousand Mascouten somewhere just west of the terminus of the trail and what is now Strong’s Landing. No artifacts have ever been found, however, to confirm the location. The Green Lake Conservancy has preserved lands around Green Lake important to the native peoples. Most of these places are along the Loop the Lake route. The Winnebago Trail and Assembly Springs (Hammer’s Trail) on Norwegian Bay in the Green Lake Conference Center were used by the Ho-Chunk. Tichora, across the lake, was a gathering place for the Ho-Chunk. Burial and effigy mounds are found around the lake, some next to or covered over by older homes. John Muir grew up in this part of Wisconsin. He arrived in Kingston at age 11. Most of the notable places mentioned in The Story of My Boyhood and Youth can be seen by bike. Visit John Muir Nature and History Route online or go to muirboyhoodhome.oncell.com /en/map-78321.html. Barry Rogers is the treasurer of Green Lake Greenways. Photographs provided by Green Lake Greenways.


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IN THE PARK

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hile Green Lake is a picturesque paradise yearround, perhaps one of the most beautiful sites throughout the summer months is in the heart of its downtown at Playground Park. With rushing waters from the dam, stunning landscape, and a charming footbridge cascading with flowers, Playground Park appears to be right out of a storybook. What could make it better? Why the amazing talents of over 100 artists from throughout the Midwest, of course.

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Each year, Mill Street Park becomes home to artists for the juried Green Lake Fine Art Show. The 2021 show marks the event’s 48th year, and takes place Saturday, August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It will showcase an array of masterpieces, from oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings to mixed media, woodworking, stained glass, pottery, book binding, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, sculptures, pen and ink drawings, and more.


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that those who return to the event each year always experience something a little unique and different.

Organizers Ali Rossberg and Emily McCarthy are looking forward to another year as they carry on the tradition Ali’s father, the late Guy Rossberg, spearheaded for over 30 years. Through the years, the family has been able to organize a dedicated selection committee that led to the implementation of a 40 percent exhibit turnover rate. This ensures

The event will also have food vendors, locally crafted beer, and musical entertainment. For more information or to apply as an artist, visit greenlakeartshow.com or call (920) 573-4691. The artist application deadline is July 31 or until an art category is full. Photographs by Barbara Wilson.

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W4W Conservancy towering white pines

GREEN LAKE CONSERVANCY

A Gift of Wood-for-Wood by Marcella Jones and Thomas L. Eddy Ron Jones, master luthier at W4W Conservancy The moment Ron first set foot on the land he said, “This feels like home.” Over the years, we retreated there often.

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ucked away down an unpaved road in the northwest region of Green Lake County is a special place with towering white pines and deciduous hardwoods that overlook the Upper Fox River Valley. Deer, coyote, fisher, frogs, snakes, turtles, and even an occasional wandering black bear or bobcat find refuge in this wild place. Ravens nest here along with a variety of songbirds amid the maple, oak, and pine interspersed with openings and wet seepages supporting native plants and their pollinators. “This is our reservation,” Ron Jones stated quietly, glancing at his wife and partner, Marcella Jones, who nodded agreement. This was the beginning for perpetual conservation of land that would become Wood-for-Wood (W4W) Conservancy. It’s a gripping and powerful land trust story imbued with a love of land, water, and devoted stewardship.

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In June 2015, I received an email from Marcella stating that she and Ron possessed 40 acres of undeveloped land near White River Marsh. The couple expressed a strong desire to protect the property in its natural state. Ron is of Ho-Chunk descent and Marcella is of Choctaw descent. They live in Milwaukee, but utilize the 40 acres as recreational land for camping, hunting, foraging, and generally blending in with the natural area. I emailed her back, and we scheduled a date to walk the property and discuss options for protecting the land perpetually from development. That day we explored the Jones 40 acres was memorable. Ron walked us through a mature stand of mostly white pine. Elsewhere, he pointed out deer trails and a hunting stand. Marcella led us to shallow seepage pools teaming with aquatic life and bordered by wetland vegetation. Further on, we viewed a


heron rookery from afar. We discussed the land’s history, how they acquired it, and why and how they would like to protect their property. They shared their land story. It was as rich and intricate as the place where we stood. This land is too magical to leave to the whims of man, so I began researching how the land could remain protected forever. I was looking for a boots-onthe-ground organization right where the land lives and breathes, and eventually contacted the Green Lake Conservancy (GLC).

My relatives, not so much—except for hunting. Gradually, we bought 10 acres from each cousin and the final 20 acres from my brother. Following two years of negotiations with the GLC, we gifted our property to them free and clear, accepting no tax break. By relinquishing that quid pro quo, we are now considered caretakers for life, and we continue our land stewardship work, most notably managing for ecologically invasive plants.

Our place was an 1800s homestead once encompassing hundreds of acres that had been whittled down to 40 acres and eventually passed through inheritance to three children: my step-brother and two cousins. The two brothers who passed it on had used part of it to grow Christmas trees that were sold in town every year.

Following our formal conveyance to the GLC, we have enjoyed complete access to this magical place just as we have for the past 30 years and will do so until we both die. Like astronauts who can clearly see the forests of the Menominee Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin from space, you can look down on W4W and observe that it, too, is a protected natural area. For us, it’s a sanctuary and a sacred land.

The moment Ron first set foot on the land he said, “This feels like home.” Over the years, we retreated there often.

And the name for this conservancy land, Wood-for-Wood? For nearly 40 years, Ron has made a living for us by working

“This land is too magical to leave to the whims of man.” with wood. He’s an established master luthier, building and repairing stringed instruments. In exchange for the sweat of working on guitars and mandolins, along with some guitars sold from Ron’s personal collection, the conservation of this mystical place will now be safeguarded long after we’re gone. We consider it an auspicious trade.

W4W Conservancy wetlands seepage pool

Since 1995, the GLC has offered sciencebased lake and watershed solutions that conserve land by acquisition, gift, and conservation easement. Marcella and Ron’s vision to protect their W4W gift forever ensures that the environmental

and ecological well-being of this conservancy land will continue long into the future. Marcella Jones is a freelance writer and certified Gonzovationist (gonzovation.com). Thomas L. Eddy is a founding member of the Green Lake Conservancy and serves as vice president for conservation. To learn more about the work of the Conservancy, visit them at greenlakeconservancy.org. Photographs by Marcella Jones.

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or more than 40 years, the Wisconsin State Championship Chili Cook-Off has been held in downtown Green Lake, bringing together chili chefs from around the state and beyond to compete for the state title and a chance to compete at the international level. Sponsored by the Green Lake Rotary Club, attendees will be invited to sample a diverse variety of chili, meet the chefs, and vote for their favorite chili in the coveted People’s Choice Award, with a cash prize of up to $500 and a trophy. Sample cups will be sold by the Rotary

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Club for $1, which includes four twoounce sample cups with one ticket to vote for the chili of choice. Trays for sample cups are provided until gone. As attendees sample chili, they can chat with festively theme-dressed cooks. Chefs wear an attire of their choosing, and the team with the best theme will win the Showmanship Award, with a $100 cash prize and trophy. There’s also a trophy for the spiciest chili, so tasters be advised! You will know by their names. The Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, September 11, at Deacon Mills Park in

downtown Green Lake. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. for contestants who have registered with the Green Lake Rotary Club and the International Chili Society (ICS). Membership with the ICS allows chefs to compete for the World Title in any ICS-sanctioned event in the country. Competing cooks will have a brief meeting at 10:00 a.m., with food prep beginning at 10:30 a.m. Cooking begins at 11:00 a.m. No advance preparation is allowed, and no beans or noodles are allowed in the judging portion of festivities. The chefs will be making traditional red chili at


this competition. Chips and salsa are complimentary additions, just for fun, at many tables. Music begins at noon with DJ Gregg Owens and the band Cannonball in the band shell on the Starlight Stage. Admission is free. The Rotary will sell t-shirts, aprons, soda, water, beer, and chili. No carry-ins, please. Raffle tickets are for sale for $5 each or three for $10 from Rotary members or at the Horicon Bank in Green Lake, where some of the many prizes are on display. They will also be sold at the Chili Cookoff, and prizes will be drawn in the late afternoon on the day of the event. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m. Judges evaluate each chili based on its appearance, texture, and taste. Notes are written on official ballots, required by the ICS. Some of the judges include local and state politicians, fellow Rotarians, and this year’s celebrity judge is comedian Costaki Economopoulos. Costaki is performing at the Thrasher Opera House on Saturday, September 11, at 7:30 p.m. To reserve tickets online, please visit thrasheroperahouse.com. Chefs compete for a cash prize of $800 and trophy for first place, a $200 cash prize and trophy for second place, and a $150 cash prize and trophy for third place. The Spicy Award also receives a trophy. The first-place winning team moves on to compete in the ICS World Championship. The top ten quarts of chili are auctioned off after awards are presented. Chili at auction can bring in over $100 for a single entry from one of the winners.

Photograph by Jean Cornelius

“This event has been a claim to fame for Green Lake for over 40 years.”

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All proceeds raised by the Green Lake Rotary Club go to support Rotary International, foreign exchange students from many countries, and local organizations and events. New members are always welcome. For more information on registering for the Wisconsin State Championship, go to the International Chili Society website at chilicookoff.com/cookoffs or contact Lisa Meier at the Green Lake Chamber of Commerce: lisa@visitgreenlake.com. GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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ThrasherOperaHouse LIVE MUSIC YEAR-ROUND The 2021 season offers performances ranging in genres from blues to bluegrass, and will flex to adhere to state and federal guidelines for safety. Our socially distant concert series, the 506 Sessions, offers the most exclusive audience we’ve ever had—only 35 people! Setup for these shows includes cocktail-style seating and service (and plenty of distance). A totally new way to experience the venue. The season features performers such as Pat McCurdy (comedy), WheelHouse (bluegrass), Todd Green (world music), Wise Jennings (rockabilly), and Feed The Dog (jam-rock-grass).

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When it’s safe to resume with our nationally touring artists, our roster will include Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, Judy Collins, The Paul Thorn Band, The Second City, The Hillbenders present WhoGrass, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, Appalachian Road Show, The Way Down Wanderers, The Jimmys, Johnny A: Just Me...and My Guitars, Jackie Venson, Darrell Scott, Carsie Blanton, Switchback: A Midwestern Christmas, and more. Check our website at thrasheroperahouse.com for a continually updated roster or call us with any questions regarding upcoming shows at (920) 294-4279. Whether you’re here in June or January, there’s always something happening at the opera house! Thrasher is also home to an art gallery and newly added Harvest of Bargains gift shop. Thrasher Opera House has been serving Green Lake and the surrounding communities since Charlie Thrasher saw to it that there would be a place in town where many kinds of events could bring people together. Charlie operated

Thrasher is also home to an art gallery and newly added Harvest of Bargains gift shop.

his namesake opera house until 1939. However, by World War II the building languished into a warehouse and eventually fell into a severe state of disrepair slated for condemnation. In 1994, Ron Hagstrom, a prominent real estate broker in Green Lake with a lifelong interest in broadcasting, music, and theatre, purchased the opera house and immediately began drawing up plans for a complete restoration. Rather than tear it down, he elected to bring Thrasher Opera House back to life. From that moment on, Thrasher has reestablished itself as home to community and cultural events. Registered on the National Register, State Register, and City Register of Historic Places, Thrasher’s vision was realized. The community was once again enthralled with its opera house; children were laughing, and people gathered to listen, watch, and be entertained. Provided by Thrasher Opera House. Photographs provided by Thrasher Opera House. GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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Harvest Fest 33RD ANNUAL

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hen Wisconsin welcomes a bountiful harvest each fall, festivals celebrating the state’s rich farming heritage also sprout up across the state. Locally, one of the largest is Green Lake’s Harvest Fest, organized by the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and supported by local organizations and businesses. The 33rd annual festival is an actionpacked, two-day spectacular with activities for all ages taking place on Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26. Both days will feature the

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annual art and craft fair in Deacon Mills and Playground Park, as well as on Town Square’s lawn. The fair features nearly 100 local and regional vendors with their wares—perfect for finding something special for yourself, loved one, or even early Christmas gifts! A farmer’s market showcases the reason for the season with vegetables, fruits, jarred foods, flowers, pumpkins, baked goods, and much more! The Taste of Green Lake food vendors will be selling a wide variety of delicious treats and dishes throughout both days.


Live entertainment will perform on both days in Deacon Mills Park, the corner of Mill and Hill Street, and Playground Park. On Saturday at 4:00 p.m. sharp, the Harvest Fest Parade, including many colorful floats, high school bands, local area organizations, businesses, and more, will begin on South Street and head down to Mill Street, displaying a parade to remember! Sunday’s main event is the Jack Taylor Memorial Car Show, which is perfect for fans of antique and classic vehicles. Hundreds of cars will take over Hill Street and the fairgrounds as one of the area’s largest fall car shows showcases auto ingenuity from bygone eras.

The Jack Taylor Memorial Car Show will roll into town on Sunday

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Harvest Fest is an event the whole family can enjoy for hours on end! For more information, go to visitgreenlake.com or call the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 294-3231.

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hand both days as live bands perform!

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CARING FOR

BIG Green Calendar of Events Annual Meeting: Saturday June 19, 2021 Virtual Annual Gala: Saturday August 7, 2021 Virtual Land & Lake Family Field Day: Saturday August 21, 2021 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Avalon Creek Farm W1774 County Road K Markesan, WI 53946

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BY JENNIFER FJELSTED

f you’re looking for a relaxing day on the shore or an excitementpacked afternoon zipping across the water, Big Green Lake has something for everyone. The lake sees thousands of visitors each year and holds an important place in so many hearts and memories. Green Lake’s physical properties add to its uniqueness. At 7 miles long, 2.5 miles wide, and 237 feet deep at its greatest depth, Big Green Lake certainly holds up to its name as Wisconsin’s deepest natural inland lake. However, such a big body of water comes with a big responsibility to take care of it, and that’s what the Green Lake Association (GLA) has been striving to do since 1951. 2021 marks the 70th anniversary since the GLA began. As a not-for-profit,

member funded organization, the GLA has a singular focus on protecting and improving Green Lake’s water quality. On the surface, it’s difficult to see the challenges Green Lake is facing, but a deeper dive shows that the lake is struggling with low dissolved oxygen and increased phosphorus pollution, which leads to excess weed and algae growth—something no one wants to swim in! Through membership dues and donations, the GLA funds and supports work that aims to protect, restore, and preserve the lake. Projects cover initiatives that remove and prevent invasive species, restore damaged streams, reduce phosphorus loading to the lake, promote agricultural conservation practices, facilitate scientific lake studies, and help educate the public on how to care for the lake at the heart of the community.


Whether Green Lake is home year-round or just a favorite summer vacation spot, there are things everyone can do to help take care of this beloved natural resource:

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Become a GLA member: every membership supports important lakeprotecting work.

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Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by following the AIS prevention steps: • Inspect all equipment before and after entering the lake. • Remove all plants, animals, and mud. • Drain all water from boats and equipment, even if the water looks clean, before and after visiting the lake. • Never move plants or live fish/animals from lake to lake.

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Clean up after pet waste: it contains phosphorus and bacteria that is harmful to water quality.

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Limit fertilizer on lawns and fields: it helps plants grow on land and will do the same in the water!

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Slow the flow of rainwater runoff at home by using rain barrels, installing rain gardens, and redirecting downspouts onto grass.

“2021 marks the 70th anniversary since the GLA began. ”

If interested in becoming a member or learning more about the Green Lake Association or events, visit greenlakeassociation.org or call (920) 294-6480. Jennifer Fjelsted is the communication & project manager at Green Lake Association. Photographs by Clearview Productions.

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2021

SAVE THE DATES! Saturday October 16 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday October 17 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please dress for the weather.

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rom the Land has survived rain, wind, cold, snow, and a nearby tornado over the past 20 years. Because of loyal artists and patrons, the show has grown and continues to thrive, even during a pandemic. A sincere thank you to all who’ve provided support for From the Land, which takes place the third weekend in October. The 2020 sales were brisk, despite the Saturday’s occasional drizzles. Sunday was a beautiful fall day for a happy, meandering crowd shopping a beautiful selection of handmade items, some unique to the show. Many favorite artists participate each year, and new artists this year included seed jewelry, decorated tube birdfeeders, antler art, and pack baskets.

From the Land Folk Art Festival is located on the Londowski Family Farm, one mile west of the Highway 49 and County Road J intersection, which is the first intersection north of the Highway 23/49 stoplights. Look for the signs.

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Each year, the show has a speaker at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In 2021, Shannon DavisFoust from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh will speak on jumping worms and other invasives each day. There will also be a blacksmithing demonstration taking place all day both days, and there will be a Native American healing lodge at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Fairgoers will enjoy folksinger Jim Anger as he strolls the grounds. The Voyageur Canoe and Tepee will be on display. Voyageurs Jerry Disterhaft and Glen Gorsuch will answer your questions on early river history.


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Show dates are Saturday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All will take place on the multigenerational Toll/ Londowski family farm, one mile west of Highway 49 on County Road J, Green Lake, with the family’s flock of Suffolk sheep on view. Please dress for the weather.

For more information about From the Land, please call Jan at (920) 216-1729 or go to fromthelandfestival.com. Photographs provided by From the Land.

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ber of animals for which their community can adequately provide care. Staff examines, assesses, and provides veterinary care for pets daily. They talk with potential adopters to create successful matches. Most animals end up in shelters not because of abuse or bad behavior, but because of people reasons: a divorce, a move, lack of time, or finances. Fundraisers, key to supporting the shelter, have been impacted by COVID-19. The annual Dog Walk (September 18) is for dogs, their owners, and people who love to see dogs in costume to enjoy dog contests, raffles, and a walk on the Northwestern Trail in Ripon. Top pledge earners for the walk will win prizes. A decision will be made whether the event will be in person or virtual as the date approaches. GLAAS relies on donations for vaccinations, medicines, heat, utilities, payroll, building maintenance, and veterinary services. A wish list of needed items, which includes cleaning, pet, and office supplies, is on their website. Donations can be made online. Shelter swag is available on site in the form of hoodies in many colors, T-shirts, travel mugs, tote bags, and baseball caps. Another easy


way to help is through AmazonSmile. Choose GLAAS as your charity and the shelter will receive 0.5 percent of your purchase price. Volunteers are needed for cat and dog socialization, cleaning, office work, and event assistance; opportunities are based on current health department guidelines. Many pets at GLAAS are waiting to be loved and to give you comfort, happiness, wonder, and laughter! The shelter is located near Green Lake just east of the intersection of Highways 23 and 49. Pets available for adoption are listed on the website (glaas.org) with a description and information about the adoption process. Pictures, fun videos, and event updates are shared on Facebook, so be sure to Like the shelter! Jean Cornelius is a freelance writer. Photographs provided by Green Lake Area Animal Shelter.

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GREEN LAKE CONFERENCE CENTER BY JEAN CORNELIUS

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n 2020, we were reminded that God performs miracles, and we go forward with hope in response. Staff, volunteers, generous donors, and prayers have sustained us through the COVID-19 tidal wave. The pandemic presented reduced business and great challenges. At the same time, it created opportunities to improve and simplify our operations to grow our mission. So as the pandemic eases its impact on conferencing in 2021, we offer a better Green Lake Conference Center that will train and nurture Christian leaders one closer walk with God at a time, bringing peace, hope, and healing to our hurting world.” Ben Mott, President & CEO Green Lake Conference Center

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Jessie Lawson of Chicago weathered a storm of her own in the summer of 1888 while boating on Green Lake. Shelter was taken on Lone Tree Point, and she decided to purchase that spot as a refuge from the pressures and harried life of the city. She and her husband, Victor, developed a farm with Europeaninspired architecture, much of which remains today. In the 1920s, the H.O. Stone Development Company of Chicago turned the farm into a luxurious country club, adding Lawsonia Links Golf Course. In 1943, Northern Baptists purchased the property for training and conferences.

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Today, 60,000 square feet of meeting space and accommodations serve 1,000 in hotel rooms, suites, lakefront and forest houses, dorms, cabins, and campsites. In addition to hosting retreats, workshops, and conferences, we offer programs for adults, youth, families, and ministry leaders. One of our most iconic buildings is Roger Williams Inn. Originally named Lawsonia Country Club Hotel, it was constructed by the H.O. Stone Development Company in 1930. Its prominent location on the lake makes it a landmark in the community. The five-story hotel has lake views on three sides, and the exterior is faced with brick painted white with green trim. Almost all its 81 guest rooms face the lake, and it has a gorgeous lobby. The jewel of their development, the building served as both hotel and clubhouse for the 18-hole Lawsonia Links Golf Course. The Northern Baptists renamed the hotel Roger Williams Inn after the

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Landscape Maintenance

Garden Centers In 1986, our President, Stuart Muche, founded a community focused company with the basic principle that, “No project is complete until the customer is completely satisfied and comfortable recommending us to their family and friends.” This focus has allowed Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center to grow from a single location/crew in 1986 to an industry leader with three locations serving all the Fox Valley, Green Lake, and surrounding areas. Stuart’s success stems from the dedication we provide our customers and the satisfaction we bring to each one of them. Fond du Lac 920.922.8093 Green Lake 920.294.0361 English Protestant theologian (c. 1603– 1683), who started the first Baptist church in America: First Baptist Church of Providence, Rhode Island. The hotel continued to be a favorite place to stay for decades. Memories abound of hymn sings in the lobby, swimming in the outdoor pool and off the island, boat rides on the Captain Bickel, and familystyle dinners in the Crystal Dining Room. Baptist leaders, such as J.L. Kraft (founder of Kraft Foods), gathered at the Inn. It was the social center and focal point of many pictures and postcards.

Renovations on the Inn continue. The website (rogerwilliamsinn.com) features a video about the vision for a rejuvenated Inn as well as history, old photos, and restoration plans. Renovations ensure that this classic hotel will continue to be a wonderful place to renew guests for decades to come! For more information about GLCC, go to glcc.org. Jean Cornelius is the communications director at Green Lake Conference Center. GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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Princeton Princeton W ith its charming local shops, bustling antique stores, and famous Flea Market, Princeton is the place to spend a day, weekend, or week to be completely transported into small-town life bursting with appeal.

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And when you want to explore more, take a tour of a local winery or family farm and savor the taste of food and drink crafted by real people.

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PLAN A DAY Princeton’s famous Flea Market, held outdoors April to October and full of homemade gifts, antiques, and new treasures, is the largest of its kind in the state. From booth to booth, you’ll find the perfect item you’ve been looking for or didn’t know you needed. Following a robust treasure hunt, treat yourself to lunch in cozy restaurants, enjoy the American Legion’s award-winning brat fry, or support a local organization by picking up a burger at the Flea Market’s food stand. Once you’re happily full, take yourself into downtown Princeton to discover the many local shops offering Americanmade clothing, handblown glass ornaments, local wines, and specialty crafted soaps. Say hello to one of the many shop dogs, and find the perfect birthday, Christmas, or wedding gift. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

PLAN A WEEKEND Meet up with friends or take the kids for a couple of days exploring what Princeton has to offer. Spend an afternoon discovering the hidden wonders in each of Princeton’s many antique stores. From finely crafted dressers to delightful novelty signs, Princeton stores are a homemaker’s dream. Participate in one of the many weekend events, including wine walks, the Rubber Chicken Fling, and the Whooping Crane Festival. Visit Thanksgiving weekend to escape the rat race of Black Friday by

shopping local. Stroll from store to store and take photos with Santa while picking up hot chocolate, personalized cookies, and more. Stay for our Christmas in Princeton parade and feel childlike wonder again. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

PLAN A WEEK Take your time to discover the beauty of central Wisconsin with a week in Princeton. Stay at one of our local campgrounds, motels, or Airbnbs. Reacquaint yourself with nature. Teach the kids how to canoe while discovering the historic Fox River. Relish the peace and quiet while spending the day golfing, fishing, or hunting. Step back in time with the slow, sweet pace of small-town life. Take Princeton’s Historical Walking Tour or visit a cemetery reenactment. And when you want to explore more, take a tour of a local winery or family farm and savor the taste of food and drink crafted by real people. Bring your bikes to traverse one of the five bikes paths stretching through the hills and woods of the surrounding area. And there is a winter wonderland waiting for you in Princeton with snowmobiling trails, ice skating, and cross-country skiing. Come and see Princeton for yourself and make each day an adventure. For more information, contact the Princeton Chamber of Commerce at (920) 295-3877 or visit princetonwi.com. Provided by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce.

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Whooping Crane Festival FUN AND EDUCATIONAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

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fter canceling its 2020 festival during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Princeton Whooping Crane & Nature Festival is back and preparing for a 2021 event! The festival will take place Saturday, September 11, at Princeton Public School, located at 604 Old Green Lake Road in Princeton. The event begins with a delicious continental breakfast by Princeton Public School students and staff. After eating your fill, be sure to check out the many other highlights of the festival, such as the many talented vendors in the art and craft fair. The fair features local and area artists with their nature-themed works as well as gorgeous melodies from Cheryl Murphy on harp. Attendees are sure to have a blast as they take part in birdhouse building, creating garden stakes, and other familyfriendly activities. The festival wouldn’t be complete without visits from crowd favorites: children’s edutainer David Stokes and Pat Fisher and her live raptors from The Feather Wildlife Rehab/ Education Center. New this year to the presenter lineup is festival committee member and Marsh Haven Nature Center volunteer Rick Vant Hoff. Some festival events may be available virtually for those looking to attend from home.

Photograph provided by International Crane Foundation

“Check out the many other highlights of the festival, such as the many talented vendors in the art and craft fair.”

Friday and Sunday allow for festival attendees to explore the Princeton area on their own and see what the great outdoors has to offer, such as canoe trips and birdwatching as well as downtown shopping. See the full schedule of events at princetonwi.com or visit the Princeton Whooping Crane & Nature Festival Facebook page as the day draws nearer! GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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xperience Ripon—this isn’t just a message for nature enthusiasts wanting to surround themselves with acres of parks, trails, rivers, and lakes. Ripon has long been a friendly destination energized by community celebrations, eclectic shops, tasty cuisine, and historic character. All who visit feel welcome by the city’s charm and natural beauty.

For the epicurean, we have hip restaurants, dogfriendly businesses, a local winery, and a brewery featuring handcrafted artisan beers. The outdoors person will find what they’re looking for in one of our many parks, on our one-mile-loop mountain bike trail, and along the renowned Mascoutin Valley State Trail. And if you’re a golfer, you’re in for a treat on some of the state’s top-rated courses. Community is at the heart of Ripon. Those living here know the great educational opportunities offered to students and families and the robust business economy that delivers wonderful work places. Ripon is a place people not only gather, but come together—a friendly small town that offers the vibrancy and amenities of a much larger city.

An adventure awaits you

in Ripon, and we can’t wait to greet you. Provided by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.

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AREA LIBRARIES BERLIN Berlin Public Library 121 W. Park Ave. (920) 361-5420 GREEN LAKE Caestecker Public Library 518 Hill St. (920) 294-3572 KINGSTON Mill Pond Library 140 N. South St. (920) 394-3281 PRINCETON Princeton Public Library 424 W. Water St. (920) 295-6777 RIPON Ripon Public Library 120 Jefferson St. (920) 748-6260 GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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BY JAYE ALDERSON

COMMITTED TO NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES

RIPON COLLEGE

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stablished in 1851, Ripon College is a best-value private college and a national leader in liberal arts education. Ripon is devoted to ensuring that every student realizes his or her unique potential. The College delivers a top-quality private school education to students at a cost that is about the same as many public schools in the University of Wisconsin system. One hundred percent of students receive financial assistance. This mission of providing an accessible and premier liberal arts education remains unchanged, even in the midst of an ever-changing and challenging higher education landscape. All new students who graduate from high school in Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, or Winnebago County and are admitted to Ripon College qualify immediately for our Local Commitment Award. Their awards total up to $36,000 annually, and they also may qualify for need-based financial aid. Students must be enrolled full-time and live on campus. More information is available at ripon.edu/local-commitment-award. Ripon’s five-course Catalyst curriculum rigorously develops 21st century skills employers seek while streamlining the path to graduation. Every graduate earns a concentration in applied innovation, demonstrating mastery of skills that today’s employers seek: oral communication, writing, critical thinking, collaboration, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, integration, and intercultural competence. At the same time, Catalyst ensures students can complete multiple majors and minors and hold internships in four years. Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of Ripon graduates are employed, student teaching, or pursuing graduate studies. An analysis of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard’s data found that Ripon College

graduates are among the highest earning in Wisconsin 10 years after graduation. Ripon also is the top liberal arts school in Wisconsin for colleges that promote social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ripon is committed to area residents too. Although campus events and facilities are not open to the public during the pandemic, when the College returns to its regularly scheduled speakers and fine arts presentations in art, drama, and music, normal operations will resume. As always, many of the events and use of facilities are free of charge. Public memberships will also become available to Willmore Center, our athletics and health and wellness facility, with fitness spaces, classrooms, gymnasiums, lounges, a pool, performance courts, and a 65,000-square-foot field house with NCAA-regulation indoor track. Jaye Alderson is college editor at Ripon College. Photographs provided by Ripon College.

“Within six months of graduation, 98 percent of Ripon graduates are employed, student teaching, or pursuing graduate studies.”


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Mapes Hotel A Ripon boutique hotel that’s inspired

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omething amazing happens when two Riponites, a father and son duo, put their heads together and dream big. Their spontaneous thoughts turn into well-executed and positive ventures.

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Thomas Rogers and TJ Rogers have both been very successful in their business ventures, and their latest focus has been to help upgrade the Ripon downtown. The list continues to grow with successful store fronts—the latest beautification project, the Mapes Hotel on Watson Street, proving to be one of the highlights.

“Awarded Best Historic Renovation of 2020 by the Wisconsin Main Street Awards.”

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The Mapes Hotel, a unique boutique hotel, offers the ideal blend of history, comfort, technology, and hospitality. This historic hotel originally began construction in 1854, and was completed in 1857. Now, 164 years later, the Mapes Hotel has been completely restored and modernized to offer high-end appeal: technology for a streamlined check in and check out process and conveniences and amenities for both personal and business travelers, all with comfort and safety being their number one priority. “We feel very fortunate to be able to complete a project such as Mapes Hotel as part of our downtown,” says Thomas. “And we like to see the great things happening in the Ripon

“Many successful businesses are thriving on Watson Street, and it’s exciting to see.”

business community. Many successful businesses are thriving on Watson Street, and it’s exciting to see.” This new hotel is a great option when traveling through the Ripon and Green Lake area. Whether it’s a special celebration, a meeting on business, or enjoying a needed getaway, Mapes Hotel will delight you with amenities and extras that make you want to visit again and again! It’s the perfect location for a wonderful stay to experience firsthand this vibrant and growing community. Provided by Mapes Hotel. Photographs provided by Mapes Hotel.

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isconsin can have unpredictable weather when December rolls around—will it snow early or will it hold off until January? We never know, but what is predictable is the amount of fun during the annual Ripon Chamber of Commerce’s Dickens of a Christmas. This year marks the 31st anniversary of this much-anticipated gathering, which will run Friday, December 3, to Sunday, December 5. With ample wonder and amazement for all ages, it’s not a surprise that Ripon’s premiere event brings many to the area year after year.

“Many of the downtown shops will be open throughout the event!” Photograph by Barbara Wilson

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Photograph by Barbara Wilson

Kicking off Friday night is the Dickens Holiday Parade, which will make its way downtown at 6:30 p.m. with a phenomenal display of lights, music, and the spirit of the season. Downtown will also be home to Saturday’s main event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Dickens of a Christmas Living Windows Display. This year’s A Christmas Carol theme will have participating businesses decorating and dressing up to look like they came right out of the Dickens’ acclaimed novel. If you haven’t quite finished your Christmas shopping, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list while exploring the charming city. Many of the downtown shops will be open throughout the event, and several art and craft fairs will also take place throughout the city. For more information about Dickens of a Christmas, please contact the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce at (920) 748-6764.

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arkesan is a small town in the southern central part of Green Lake County. There are state-of-the-art education facilities for young people and comfortable living centers for seniors in the community. Families in Markesan make homes that last a lifetime.

Over 150 years of the Markesan area’s history is at the Grand River Valley Museum & Train Depot, presented by the Markesan Historical Society. The museum shows the dedication the community has in its area’s rich past, present, and future farming heritage. The city was once the richest in the nation. Markesan’s signature event is June Dairy Days, which is the second weekend in June. The event proudly celebrates the city’s farming traditions.

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“For outdoors enthusiasts, the Markesan area provides sports and recreation of all kinds.” Photograph by Chris Scott Photograph by Chris Scott

For outdoors enthusiasts, the Markesan area provides sports and recreation of all kinds. Little Green Lake will satisfy fishing needs with an abundance of muskie and walleye and boating fun across 462 acres of water. There’s excellent hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities in the Grand River Marsh State Wildlife Area and Lake Puckaway area. Campgrounds are close by, and numerous snowmobile

trails crisscross the area as well. A variety of events sponsored by local service organizations help to keep weekends active. Hometown small-town businesses are complete with medical facilities, financial institutions, a public library, hardware store, grocery store, and unique boutique shopping. The streets are clean, and you’ll find good schools, churches, shops, and community parks within walking distance. A Grand Community is not just the city motto, it’s our way of life. Provided by the Markesan Chamber of Commerce.

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Observatory Hill, the highest point in Marquette County. And nature trails at John Muir Memorial County Park lead you through the area around Ennis Lake, which John Muir and his family called home during his boyhood.

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est of Princeton on Highway 23 is the community of Montello and an array of shopping, services, and natural beauty. Craft and gift stores, an old-fashioned candy and ice cream store, a vintage movie theater, and cafés, pubs, and supper clubs fill the historic downtown district. There’s also a pharmacy, grocer, hardware store,

sporting goods store, golf course, massage studio, bookstore, bank, auto repair shop, realtors, and more. Beautiful waterfalls cascade over the Montello Granite Quarry, which is home to the hardest granite in the world. It’s at the downtown intersection of State Highways 22 and 23. Afterward, you can take in the scenic beauty from atop

Surrounded by Buffalo Lake, Lake Montello, the Montello River, and the Fox River, fishing and water activities are abundant. In addition to several public launches, many shore-fishing opportunities exist at Krakow Park as well as scenic Sunset Road, which is a pet-friendly walking trail. Montello City Park on Lake Montello offers a playground, volleyball and horseshoe courts, softball diamond, and picnic and beach areas. And with acres of nearby public hunting land and plentiful populations of geese, turkey, and deer, Montello may become your new favorite hunting spot. Whether your preferred transportation is on two or four wheels, we have you covered. Bike trails start in and near downtown, looping along lakeshores and scenic country roads, and the trails will inspire and invigorate you. Numerous ATV routes connect and cross through Montello for hours of scenic riding. Whether by cycle or auto, be sure to take in Wisconsin Rustic Road 104 for a backroad experience you won’t soon forget. When it’s time to rest and unwind, you can relax at one of the many local pubs before enjoying a meal. Dining options range from light salads and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. Lodging options are also plentiful, with peaceful lake cabins, motels within walking distance of downtown, and campgrounds with everything from tent sites to cottage rentals. There are also numerous events and activities year-round, so check the calendar of events at montellowi.com when planning your visit to the beautiful Montello area. Provided by the Montello Area Chamber of Commerce. Photograph provided by Matthew Falz Photography.

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Robin Wallenfang COVER ARTIST

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obin Wallenfang is a freelance artist with over 40 years of experience in oil painting, mural painting, and stained glass. She has a gallery, studio, and workshop at Wallenfangs of Green Lake, where she exhibits her work. Several of her murals in the area can be seen at the Berlin and Ripon libraries, the Green Lake Conference Center Kraft Dining Hall, Knickerbocker Landing in Princeton, and at Wallenfangs of Green Lake. A collaborative effort between her and the community, the exterior mural Robin painted of the four seasons on the Wautoma Public Library lasted 17 years. It measured 100 feet long and 20 feet tall. It was the largest mural in Wisconsin.

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“...creating new colors as they overlap, bleed, and blend into each other, revealing harmonious transitions between shapes and hues.”

Oil paintings on canvas begin with photographs to create a sketch on canvas. Robin then breaks down the process of composition into simple steps. Before painting color on canvas, she adds a tissue-paper collage to the drawing, creating new colors as they overlap, bleed, and blend into each other, revealing harmonious transitions between shapes and hues. With the design process completed, she begins painting on canvas, concentrating on mixing and matching the colors that she has already created in the collage, then finishing with additional line design. In the cover painting of the J. Lawson, several photos were taken as the boat cruised into the dock from a charter. The most dynamic image showed the reflections of the lettering distorted by the movement of the water, and that became the easy choice to paint. The composition included only drawing and painting in a freestyle and casual feeling, expressive of the summer day in Green Lake that inspired it. robinwallenfang.com (920) 579-2763 Photographs provided by Robin Wallenfang. GREENL AK EMAG A ZINE.COM

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Advertiser INDEX

Accommodations/Campgrounds Greenway House Bed & Breakfast............. 19 Hattie Sherwood Campground.................. 49 Heidel House Hotel & Conference Center... 2 Mapes Hotel................................................. 56 ’Tween The Lakes Motel............................. 63 Antiques Sidedoor Antiques....................................... 50 Association/Club Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce....... 22 Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.. 11 Green Lake Arts Council............................. 25 Green Lake Conservancy............................ 27 Green Lake Greenways............................... 21 Montello Area Chamber of Commerce...... 62 Attractions Grand River Valley Museum...................... 60 Green Lake Festival of Music..................... 15 Green Lake Fine Art Show.......................... 25 Green Lake Tours.......................................... 3 Thrasher Opera House................................ 31 Automotive Repair Cliff’s Tire & Battery................................... 50 Automotive Sales Homan Auto Group....................................... 5 Bakery/Baked Goods Oven Fresh Bakery...................................... 61 Sassafras Coffee & Treats........................... 33 Webster’s Marketplace................................ 49 Banking Ergo Bank..................................................... 61 “Golden Rule” Community Credit Union.... 41 Bike Sales/Repair/Rentals Mike’s Bike Shop......................................... 22 Boat/Watercraft Action Marina..............................................BC Norton’s Dry Dock....................................... 13 Pierless Boat Rentals..................................... 3 Shoreline Marine Contracting................... 37 Sterling Marina & Rentals........................... 9 Clothing/Jewelry/Shoes/Accessories Fox River Glove Outlet............................... 50 Holliday Shopping Center.......................... 63 Twister.......................................................... 45

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Computer Sales/Service Badgerland Computer Systems.................. 59 Convenience Store/Gasoline Holliday Food & Sport................................ 51 Holliday Shopping Center.......................... 63 Dentistry Hillside Dental Associates.......................... 49 Firewood Mirr of Green Lake Tree Care.................... 50 Premium Firewood...................................... 50 Florist Webster’s Marketplace................................ 49 Garden Center/Nursery Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center..... 43 Gifts/Shopping ACE Hardware............................................. 49 Casual Living Outfitters, LLC.................... 51 daiseye.......................................................... 45 Farrell’s Fine Furnishings, LLC.................. 57 Fox River Glove Outlet............................... 50 Sidedoor Antiques....................................... 50 Twister.......................................................... 45 Golf The Golf Courses of Lawsonia.................... 17 Greenhouse/Farmers Market Hoekstra’s Market & Greenhouse.............. 19 Grocer/Market/Deli/Cheese LeRoy Meats & Catering............................. 59 Webster’s Marketplace................................ 49 Hardware ACE Hardware............................................. 49 Markesan Auto Home and Farm................ 61 Home/Contractors Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center..... 43 Surface & Surroundings, Inc...................... 51 Home Décor/Furniture Casual Living Outfitters, LLC.................... 51 Farrell’s Fine Furnishings, LLC.................. 57 Twister.......................................................... 45 Hospital/Medical Clinic/Senior Care Montello Care Center.................................. 63

Landscaping/Lawn Care/Tree Care Mirr of Green Lake Tree Care.................... 50 Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center..... 43 Library Caestecker Public Library........................... 51 Photo Lab Webster’s Marketplace................................ 49 Plumbing Pinnacle Plumbing LLC............................... 29 Quality Plumbing LLC................................ 50 Real Estate Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro Realty, Angela Noltimier.............. 19 Emmer Real Estate Group...................... 7, 41 Special Properties, Ltd.............................. IBC Rentals Holliday Shopping Center.......................... 63 Modern Rentals Inc..................................... 50 Restaurants/Food & Beverage/Catering Adam’s Rib..................................................... 7 Christianos Pizza.......................................... 7 Holliday Food & Sport................................ 51 Holliday Shopping Center.......................... 63 Langford’s Pub and Restaurant................. 17 Sassafras Coffee & Treats........................... 33 Twister.......................................................... 45 Vines & Rushes Winery.............................. 47 Webster’s Marketplace................................ 49 School Ripon College............................................... 53 Spa Evensong Spa................................................. 5 Sporting Goods/Sportsman ACE Hardware............................................. 49 Holliday Food & Sport................................ 51 Holliday Shopping Center.......................... 63 Toys Twister.......................................................... 45 Winery Schlossadler International Wines.............. 29 Vines & Rushes Winery.............................. 47


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